Harold Percival Hendin

Date of birth: 1894
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment: Lincolnshire
Battalion: 10th
Rank / Service No: Lieutenant
Died: 28th April 1917, aged 23 years
Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France


Harold was the youngest of 3 known siblings born to Thomas and Eliza Hendin (nee Andrews), who married in Southampton in 1880.

The couple had 4 children, so it must be presumed that one died in infancy.


Thomas, who worked at the Ordnance Survey, was born on 28 February 1858 in Belfast. He died in Southampton in 1927.

Eliza was born in Southampton in 1858 and she passed away in Andover in 1940.


The whole family was living in Cork at the 1901 Census and Harold and his parents were lodging at 41 Cranbury Avenue at the 1911 Census.

After that, the family lived at Burford House in Highfield Crescent.



Henry Thomas Richard   b. 1886 Southampton   d. 4 September 1941 Andover   Married Mabel Caroline Rawson in Yorkshire in 1919. Henry left £4132 1s 1d to his wife.

Herbert Ronald   b. 24 November 1888 Southampton   d. 18 July 1942 Buenos Aires   Married Katherine H. Reynolds in Salisbury in 1919. Herbert died on board S.S. Nebraska; he was the Master and is suspected of committing suicide, via a shot to the head !

Harold Percival



Harold, who was awarded the Military Cross, perished during the Battle of Arras. This was a major British offensive against German trenches to the east of the city, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917.


The 10th Lincolnshires, known as the “Grimsby Chums”, were formed on 9 September 1914 by the Mayor.


In June 1915 they came under the orders of the 101st Brigade in the 34th Division and spent the war in northern France.


The battalion lost 810 men during the 4 years, and a memorial stands to them at St. James’ Church in Grimsby.



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 29th September 2016


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